New Delhi, Dec 19: Though Pakistan in denying that Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar is not present in their country sources say the Indian intelligence agencies has tracked his hideout in Pakistan. Azhar is one of the India's most wanted criminals and a suspected hand in the Nov 26 Mumbai terror attacks. Earlier when India demanded to hand over Dawood Ibrahim another most wanted criminal and underworld kingpin, Pak had denied his presence too despite concrete evidence.
Similarly Pakistan is speaking in two voices on Masood Azhar, whom India released to save the passengers and crew of hijacked Indian Airlines IC-814 flight in 1999 at Kandahar. Soon after he was released, Taliban sent Azhar to Pakistan where he formed JeM. Within a year of formation, JeM launched a series of attacks inside India. JeM's first attack was on Jammu Kashmir Assembly on Oct 1, 2001 whick killed 40 people.
But it was the Indian Parliament attack by JeM on Dec 13, 2001 which brought JeM to lime light and also India and Pakistan at the verge of another war. Official sources say that JeM chief planned all the attacks from his palatial house and the Madrassa Madina in Model Town in Bahawalpur in Pakistan. Just after the Mumbai terror attacks in November 2008, India gave pin-point location of Azhar. How long Pakistan will deny the fact that terror attacks to India comes from their soil is a matter to wait and watch...
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)